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Stay Happy, Healthy With A Tooth-Colored Filling

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You thought it was just a piece of food stuck to your tooth. So, you tried to wipe it off, but nothing changed. You hoped it was a stain and that brushing would clean it up. That didn’t help, either.

You need to accept it. Like more than 90 percent of people living in the United States, you have a cavity. Now, what you do about that can make a big difference in your oral health and your confidence in your smile for years to come.

You could ignore it. You could get a metal filling. Or, you could come to the office of Jennifer Perkins, DDS, in Huntsville, AL. Here, you can get a tooth-colored filling, instead.

Call 256-801-0002 now to make an appointment with us. Keep reading to learn more about our fillings.

Restore Your Smile

Even though tooth decay is incredibly common, many people still feel embarrassed by how it affects the appearance of their teeth. A dark spot can be a distraction when you smile or speak, so we understand why it could cause someone to feel self-conscious.

At our office, one of our goals is to restore the natural appearance of your smile. After removing the decay from your tooth, we fill the opening with composite resin. This resin can be shaded to match the color of your natural teeth.

As a result, your filling blends in with the rest of your smile, so you can feel good about flashing your teeth in selfies or in social situations. A cavity doesn’t have to stop you from sharing how happy you are.

What About Function?

While we are happy that we can revive your smile, the primary purpose of a filling is to restore the function of your decayed tooth.

In addition to being ugly, cavities can cause toothaches as well. When it hurts to bite and chew, you may not be able to eat some foods, or you might feel like you have to give up some of your favorite treats. With a filling, you can eat comfortably again.

For a long time, this was the only reason to get fillings. Because of that, it made sense to get something durable, like gold or amalgam. With the advances in modern dentistry, however, you no longer have to choose between function and appearance. You can have both with our tooth-colored fillings!

Don’t Wait

Ignoring your decay can lead to bigger problems. As the decay affects more of your tooth, it can reach the pulp (soft connective tissue inside your teeth). If bacteria infected this tissue, it can become inflamed. And as many people have learned the hard way, this can be quite painful.

To fix it, you will need a root canal, which most people would rather avoid. They aren’t as bad as a lot of people think they are, but it’s still better to prevent infected teeth if you can.

Keep Smiling

Don’t let tooth decay steal your smile. Get a dental filling from Dr. Perkins in Huntsville. Call 256-801-0002 or contact us online to request an appointment.

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